Essentials Team YouTube Vid

To my pals in blog land. We’ve just launched ESSENTIALS TEAM, and I am so thrilled about how this will serve the needs of local church worship bands, communities and creative leaders around the globe. It’s for entire creative communities that facilitate gathered worship, or cultural expressions of art, online and in their locale.

The most exciting part to me is the “over the top” nature of it – so many valuable treasures are packed into a tiny price per person. That feels good to me – like we’re giving in the process, and receiving the joy of the community we’re building together.

Check out the YouTube vid of it, and the link, and let us know what you think.

ESSENTIALS TEAM: We Help Train Your Worship Team


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.